The strikes are over, productions are getting back on track, and it's time for a showbiz round-up!

The Marvels had the lowest opening ever for a Disney MCU title, bombing both in the U.S. and internationally.  Domestic box office was $47 million; worldwide, the film grossed $110.3 million, according to Deadline.  That was substantially below already reduced expectations.  Tone, lack of marketing, superhero fatigue, and a 61% Rotten Tomatoes rating were all factors.

SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP, officially ending one of the longest labor outages in Hollywood history on November 9, 2023.  The strike, which started on July 13, 2023 (see "The Nanny Leads"), lasted 118 days and overlapped with the WGA strike that had started 30 days prior.  The tentative deal provides consent and compensation to members for AI usage in productions, and establishes a streaming participation bonus for actors.

Nintendo announced that they are developing a new Legend of Zelda live-action movie, according to Variety.  The new movie will be helmed by Wes Ball, who directed Maze Runner and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and written by Derek Connolly, who penned Jurassic World.  It will be produced by creator and game developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who also was involved with production of The Super Mario Bros. Movie (see "'Super Mario' Over $1B").

Sony Pictures Entertainment released a teaser trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (see below).  This movie is a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife (see "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'") that stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts.

Netflix unleashed the official teaser for Avatar: The Last Airbender (see below). This is a live action series (see "'Avatar: The Last Airbender'"), featuring fan favorite characters like Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Zuko, dropping February 22, 2024.

Pixar released a teaser trailer for their upcoming animated feature Inside Out 2 (see below).  This movie is the sequel to 2015's Inside Out (see "'Inside Out’"), and will hit theaters on June 14, 2024.

For more information on geek movie releases, check out ICv2's Best in Shows Geek Movie Calendar.  Currently, our calendars show releases running through 2027.